21st July in historyWed 21 Jul 2021
Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world’s first female elected head of government, as Prime Minister of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on this day in 1960.
Did you know that:
• Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña was the first European to discover the Marquesas Island in Eastern Polynesia on this day in 1595
• John Locke’s Constitution of English colony Carolina was approved on this day in 1669
• Robin Williams was an American actor and comedian born on this day in 1951
// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui